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twilight bella and edward YA Movie News: Shia LaBeouf Replaces Robert Pattinson In Breaking Dawn, Part IIThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon announced Thursday that due to the persistent lack of chemistry between the film’s stars, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Pattinson was let go from the film Thursday.

“Robert just wasn’t working,” said Condon. “He had a very limited range of facial expressions. There’s only so much brooding the audience can handle.”

Condon had first approached current it boy Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four, Beastly), but the British heartthrob was too busy deciding between adaptations of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series and Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy to respond.

Since the first part of the movie has already been shot, Pattinson will still appear up until six members of the wolf pack appear together half naked, at which point the audience will be too distracted to notice the change.

Condon said this will allow a smooth transition to LaBeouf’s interpretation of the character. “Shia has moved so far beyond his debut performance in Holes, where he acted a little too much like a real person,” he told Teen Writers Bloc. “Now that he’s had experience pretending to fight evil cars from outer space in Transformers, we think he’s demonstrated the emotional range we’ve been looking for.”

transformers shia poster l 200x300 YA Movie News: Shia LaBeouf Replaces Robert Pattinson In Breaking Dawn, Part II“I’m very excited,” said LaBeouf. “I like the idea that when I become a vampire, I’ll sparkle and I won’t have to sleep.” Pattinson could not be reached for comment, and though Stewart answered her phone, she professed not to know who Pattinson was. “We use a green screen,” she said, and then hung up.

Fan reactions to the move were generally positive. “It doesn’t really matter,” said 14-year-old Twi-hard Emily Smuthers of Boulder, CO. “I mean, I go for the realistic plot and the thought-provoking dialogue. The lines are so meaningful that anyone could say them.” Haley Roberts of Buffalo would have gone even further. “I think they should cut the whole character,” the 12-year-old said. “The movie is about one girl and the abs she loves. I don’t see where the vampires fit into it.”

What do you think? Is LaBeouf a good choice to replace Pattinson? Leave your comments!

Photos: Twilight courtesy Summit Entertainment; Transformers courtesy FOX

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13 Responses to “YA Movie News: Shia LaBeouf Replaces Robert Pattinson In “Breaking Dawn, Part II””

  1. Jess Verdi says:

    Mary, you are absolutely insane. Thank you for this.

  2. That was sooo funny, I remembered to laugh!

  3. About time they replaced this muppet. They need to get rid of that Kristen girl too. She's hella stoopid. Glad I'm not the only one who finds their matching mopiness, pasty white skin, and brown hair annoying.

  4. Krista says:

    I actually think Shia should have been Edward since the beginning. He's way hotter and he has nice abs too

  5. poetri says:

    No,I didn't want Shia LaBeouf to replace robert pattinson in breaking dawn part 2

  6. poetri says:

    i think you must remove this news, it's not true

    people didn't want shia LaBeouf replaced robert pattinson on breaking dawn part 2. so i think robert pattinson is a good vampire than shia labeouf

  7. Val says:

    Hahhahah. It looks like you may have actually fooled someone. This was freaking hilarious.

    Val

  8. Diana says:

    IF ONLY this were true :) haha! great article guys!

  9. Nathalie Mvondo says:

    Up until the end, I waited for the part that said, "fooled you!!!" You should have seen my face when I read the article. :D

  10. Anomymous says:

    No, I don’t think that LaBeouf is a good replacement for Pattinson because Pattinson makes a really good Edward and no one can ever replace him as Edward! I just wish that u guys can keep him as Edward in the second part of Breaking Dawn! Rob Pattinson has made an amazing Edward in all three of the twilight movies! Can’t wait to see Breaking Dawn part 1 in November!

  11. Casey says:

    The comments section of this article alone suggests that these books/movies simply make people more stoopid.

  12. chedia says:

    Robert Pattinson is more more better than Shia Labouf…. Go Robert Pattinson!

  13. tippy27 says:

    DONT REPLACE ROBERT PATTINSON HE IS AN AWSOME EDWARD AND IT WOULD RUIN THE SERIES ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE GONNA BE PISSED AND UR NOT GONNA MAKE ANYMONEY OFF OF IT ITS A STUPID ASS IDEA AND IM AGAINST IT ALL THE WAY SHIA LABOUF WOULD BE A HORRIBLE EDWARD AND IT WOULD MAKE THE MOVIES STUPID PLEASE DONT CHANGE THE ACTOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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